The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission has compiled a list of licensed trappers that may assist the public during the trapping season (November through February) when they experience problems with certain wildlife species. By resolving conflicts with wildlife during the trapping season, the trapper can utilize the animal as a valuable natural resource, since this is the time of year when an animal’s fur is prime. It is also a time of year when young are independent and won’t be orphaned.
Citizens are advised to contract for the services of a licensed trapper in the same way one selects a vendor for carpentry, plumbing or other repair services. For example, an explanation of the service to be provided and the expected cost involved.
To see a list of licensed trappers by county, select a county and species on the small form below:
Trappers Note: This listing is updated annually before each trapping season. To become a listed trapper, licensed trappers must complete the annual state trapper harvest survey which will be sent to you at the end of the trapping season. To update your existing contact information or trapping selections, please email us at: Trapper Listing Updates.
Citizens may wish to control wildlife damage themselves. Information on techniques is available from:
NC Wildlife Law Enforcement Officers, NCWRC Wildlife Biologists, and WDCAs can issue Wildlife Depredation Permits to citizens at no charge.
Tips on Coexisting with Wildlife
Contact a Wildlife Management Biologist
Contact a licensed trapper during the trapping season
Contact a private Wildlife Control Agent